British guitar pop group the Windmills follow in the footsteps of such great guitar pop bands like the House of Love, the Weather Prophets, the Go-Betweens, and Lloyd Cole and the Rattlesnakes. They have the same ringing, jangling guitar and propulsive drumming. Roy Thrilwall has a world-weary mope of a voice that is eerily reminiscent of Lawrence of Felt at times. Like the songs of the aforementioned bands, the songs on Sunlight are mostly depressing and heartbroken: "Pounds, Shilling and Pence" and "When It Was Winter" are almost desolate in a shrugged-shoulders kind of way. Even the jauntily titled "Be Groovy or Leave" is a downer, since it isn't the singer giving the command, he's on the receiving end. Bummer. While the Windmills don't quite reach the level of their influences, Sunlight is a pretty good record and is recommended to fans of sensitive British guitar pop.
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AllMusic Review by Tim Sendra